Watford Junction is not just about the Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour. There is so much more this little town has to offer, including fabulous shopping and dining opportunities at Watford High Street, Intu Watford, and the Watford Market.
Shopping at Watford High Street
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The Watford High Street runs through the heart of the Watford Town Centre. Its open concept and exciting mix of shops, restaurants and cafes make it the most vibrant shopping district in the area of Watford.
Intu Watford (also known as Harlequin)
You will not miss Intu Watford, also known as the Harlequin when you are at Watford Lower High Street because it is the largest shopping mall at Watford Junction.
The jewel of this Shopping Mall is Primark, a departmental store that its locals frequent. In fact, do try to avoid the weekends when the locals are out on full force.
In this delightful place packs 2 whole floors of men and women’s clothing, apparels, footwear and accessories, all at incredibly low prices.
Tip: if you are heading to Iceland or other parts of Europe for winter just as we were, you may want to consider travelling with a light luggage and purchase your winter wear and accessories at Watford. The range and quality were much better at a cheaper price as compared to Singapore!
Thermal Long John for just £4. Business shirts for £5. Unbelievable!
No wonder there is a long queue at the cashier. There were lots of cashier counter though and the queue was relatively quick.
There are other brand names such as H&M, Karen Millen, Lush, Marks and Spencer, TM Lewin, and Accessorize within Intu Watford. The prices are comparable to Singapore though.
What caught our eye was this shop called Trespass that sells winter and outdoor wear. They sell a good range of men’s and women’s hiking boots (which are hard to find in Singapore) at a good price. A pair of waterproof hiking boots is a must for Iceland’s winter and we would have loved to buy another pair if not for the lack of luggage space.
For an alternative shopping experience, hop on to the Watford Market located at the Charter Place Shopping Centre which a few steps away from Watford High Street. With more than 300 stalls, you will find almost anything you need, from fresh flowers, vegetables and candy to sweets, hats, books and hand crafted materials. Take note that this lively and traditional market only opens three days and week (Tuesday, Friday and Saturday) from 9am to 5pm.
How to get to Watford High Street & Intu Watford
The nearest station is Watford High Street Station (London Overground) and is about 10 minutes walk from Watford Junction (National Rail and London Overground).
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